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Friday, 28 February 2014

Blog candy winner

Morning again,

I just wanted to pop in and thank you all for joining in with our 3rd Anniversary blog hop 
over at 


The list of winners are up on the main blog here so please pop over there to see if you've been lucky and won a prize.

I put all your names in a pot and my lovely hubby drew out a name.
The winner of my blog candy is:
Well done dearie, if you email your contact details to:
bookwormjohns@yahoo.co.uk
and I'll pop your prize in the post to you.

Thanks again to everyone who left such lovely comments on my post.Your comments were appreciated so much.

I'll hopefully be back with another blog candy very soon.

Have a nice day.
Hugs Debs x

Forgotten funky time

Morning.....

It's that time again where we re-visit a chosen download to work with from funkyhand that Anice has designed.It's the turn of 'Minty madness' which is a gorgeous paper download. I really enjoyed playing with this paper collection as I haven't used it before - it's a hard job to test all these yummy goodies but someone has to do it-hee hee..... I am so lucky.

I decided to do a shaped card for a change and got busy with my circle shape cutter.



Don't forget to visit Get funky and craft to see what the rest of the talented funkettes have created.You will be blown away by the talent - I certainly was!

Challenges:
Have a super day.

Hugs Debs x

Thursday, 27 February 2014

Hi

Morning lovely crafters,

I have to agree that the new downloads released this week are fantastic. I decided to do a post today to show you that the Button Babies paper download doesn't have to be used for new babies etc. 

As always the lovely Anice adds some fab papers to the collection that can be used for any occasion.

It amazed me that the flowers were die-cut out of left over pieces of paper and card that I had printed out when making my baby cards etc.. with the new Button baby girl or boy digital stamps. So don't forget to check your left over bit box before you cut into or print out a new backing paper.

These papers are bound to brighten anyone's day as they are soft and subtle yet not too pretty.

I used to shove all my left overs into a box but now I use plastic pockets to store the paper collections I use so that I know to try there first before printing.
Where do you keep all your left overs? 

I know it's not the best storage system but it works for me - I should label them but I seem to know where most of the collections are from.

Why not make something with this new download or any funkyhand products. Come on don't be shy.....
Why not leave a comment below with your blog address, go over to Get funky and craft where I have posted too or there's our Facebook page.

Challenges:

Remember to pop back tomorrow for something minty?????

Love Debbie x

Wednesday, 26 February 2014

Love, love, love!!!!

Back again,

I thought I'd show you a card that I made earlier this week.Really love this stamp and it was great to stamp with my distress inks and get inky.
This craft Individuals stamp was another present from my crafty friends Sheila and Tom for my birthday back in November. It is a beauty of a stamp.I think she is dreaming of love...... What do you think?

Challenges:

Now I need to stop sorting out my blog posts for the week and get some crafting done.Time to play.

Hugs Debbie x

Ribbon & bling

Happy Wednesday!

It's midway reminder time over at Nutcrafters and it's 'Ribbon and bling' as the theme - who doesn't love ribbon and bling??????

Remember there are 2 prizes to be won and a Top 3. So why not pop over and join in. The teamies have made some fab creations.

I wanted to use one of my new stamps from the Nutcrafters shop called Bird Song. The sale is still on so catch some bargains while you can.
I decorated a jar and now have somewhere to store some of my off cuts of ribbon - I'm quite chuffed with it.I coloured the stamps in with promarkers and spectrum noir pens and promarkers.


I'll look forward to seeing you over there.

Challenges:


Look what I received last week from my Mum and Bob:
Aren't they beautiful! What a lucky daughter I am. Spoilt rotten.

Have a lovely day whatever you're up to. I'm hoping to get my nails done if I'm okay to go.

Love Debs x

Tuesday, 25 February 2014

Sparkles Christmas 3rd Anniversary

Please Note: this is a sticky post so that you don't have to scroll through all of my other posts.My recent posts are below.Thank you.

Morning,

It's time for an extra special challenge this month over at Sparkles Christmas. It's our 

3rd Anniversary whoop whoop! 
So the theme is 'Anything Goes' and we are having a blog hop
You can make what ever you like! so long as it's for Christmas.The teamies have made some beautiful creations.Here's mine, hope you likey:

Here are the rules for the blog hop:
You must hop to each of the DT's blogs and either leave a comment or add yourself to their linky, then hop back here and add your creation to our linky it's a simple as that.
Prizes up for grabs from our terrific sponsors are as follows:

Quite a line up of prizes but it doesn't end there as each member of the DT have some blog candy on offer too.So don't forget to leave a comment.
Here's my candy:
If you've arrived here before visiting Jo then pop back there, if you go here you can get the full blog hop list to refer to.
Thank you for popping by, your next blog hop stop is the lovely Amy.
If you forget who's next here is the blog hop list:
SHAZ
SANDRA
PAT
BRENDA
JO
 DEBS - THAT'S ME.

AMY
MARY
HELEN P
HELEN N
Sparkles Christmas Challenge Blog


Have fun.

Challenges:

Enjoy your weekend.

Hugs Debs x

My favourite stamp - flowers

Evening everyone,

Don't worry I won't be able to keep this pace up for long.It's just a busy week on my design teams with new releases etc. Here's a card I made at the weekend with one of my all time favourite stamps - it's a Sheena Douglas one and it never fails to stamp beautifully.
I'd like to enter this into  Brenda's 5th blogaversary celebration - she is one generous and talented lady.

Other Challenges:

Well I've just had a lovely tea of Stroganoff and now I'm going for a nice shower.

Hugs Debs x

I like coffee!

Morning,

It's time for another new digital stamp download from Anice and this time it is called 'I like coffee' - I certainly do! Here's a card I made with the fab takeaway coffee mug digi stamp.I paper pieced it in my graphics program and used Teas up paper download. Hope you likey!!!




Challenges for the above card:

Here's another new digital stamp that was released yesterday called 'Coffee love', I used the Teas up paper download for this card too.


It's a great digi stamp to tell someone you love them.
The funkettes have made some amazing samples which you can see here and on the Get funky and craft.

Challenges for the I love coffee card:

Thank you for popping by. I really appreciate all youre comments and support.

Love Debs x

Monday, 24 February 2014

Button Baby Boy

Here's another card to show you another way to use the digital stamps and papers that have been released from funkyhand. I thought I'd do a card for twins. I had a great time colouring the digital stamps in.


Why not pop over and see what the rest of the teamies have made here. Some fab inspiration from them all.

Challenges:

I've spent the afternoon crafting - a little bit of inking and colouring. Nice to get on top of a few things and have fun at the same time. I had an unexpected visitor - my Dad yesterday so we had a catch up with a cuppa and a rock bun.He gave my baking 9 out of 10 - the cheek of it. Can't seem to stop baking or trying a few different things in the kitchen since we moved - obviously feeling very settled now but I need to get a hold on my waistline - well sometime soon at least...... no willpower at the mo.

Off I go to make macaroni cheese for our tea with a little help from my hubby of course.

Big hugs and thank you for joining me again today.I'll be back with another new download tomorrow - busy, busy, busy.

Hugs Debbie x

Funkyhand release day - Button babies

 





















 Morning all,

Now I know it's Monday but what an exciting bunch of releases 

There is 1 new backing paper collection and two digital stamps to show you just now.
Here's a door hanger I made using the  Button Babies Paper Collection and the Button baby girl and boy digital stamps are £1.49 each.
   

Aren't they adorable.They don't come to you coloured they pics above are an example for you. There are lots of samples from the rest of the funkettes over at Get funky and craft and over at Funkyhand when you click on the papers or digital stamps.

I'll pop back soon to show you the rest of the new release downloads.

Challenges:
oldie but a goodie challenge - buttons - old ready to decorate hanger, new papers & digi stamp
kaboodle doodles challenge-212-use-ribbon
crafty ribbons challenge-77 - anything goes

Thanks for popping by.
Hugs Debs x                                            

Wednesday, 19 February 2014

Let's see some texture

Hi all,

Forgot to say I'd be back, but here I am with a card for the new challenge over at Rubys Rainbow and it's my turn to pick the theme which is:
'Texture'
( So whether it's heat or dry embossing, ribbon, felt, lace, buttons, flowers etc.... - whatever is in your imagination)

For my card I've thrown quite abit at it: netting, heat embossing on my new crafty individuals stamp, brads, wooden button, twirly flower bits, ribbon and a charm.

I really enjoyed making my own backing paper too .I just love stamping.... I'm addicted..

Don't forget to pop over to Rubys Rainbow and see what the rest of the talented teamies have made and why not join in with us.

Challenges:
Happy crafting.
Thanks for popping by.

Hugs Debbie x

Ribbon and bling

Hi all,

Before I do anything I'd love to welcome my new followers - apologies for not doing so earlier. 

Well it's Wednesday and time for the new challenge theme over at Nutcrafters chosen by the lovely Gemma which is: 
'Ribbon & bling'


Now can you spot the ribbon - yes it's on my Nutcrafters stamped image and on the card corners.The sentiment is from an older stamp set from Nutcrafters too.

Remember there are prizes on offer and we love to see you using Katie's images whether they are stamps or digi stamps. All the teamies have made something to inspire you all so I hope to see you there. Look at the goodies I've just received today from the fabulous Nutcrafters:



Can't wait to play with them. So don't miss out, pop over now to Nutcrafters.

Challenges:
Well lovely crafters whatever you're up to today - have fun.Well I was hoping to pop and see my crafty friend's - Sheila and Tom for a cuppa but my head is still bad so it'll have to be another day.Will have to craft I think.....

I have won a couple of stamps lately so just waiting for Mr Postman to bring them - exciting....
 Thanks for popping by and supporting me.

Big crafty hugs
Debs x

Friday, 14 February 2014

Happy Valentines Day...

Hi all,

I should have posted this morning but better late than never. How are we all today? I started the day with a check up at the Doctors, a little trip to Morrisons (bought hubby some of his favourite homebakes - yum yums to share with me of course....and a few essentials, followed by a trip to Hobbycraft and B&M's for a mooch about. Was in Hull to meet up with my Sister in law for a cuppa but she was held up.

Here's the card I made for my lovely hubby for Valentine's day.I started it yesterday afternoon and finished it last night,. I had a ball using my new stamps from the fabulous Sarah at Inkydoodles. The quality is second to none and you can use all your distress inks etc with them.
I was so excited with the finished project - think hubby liked it too.

Whatever you're doing today/tonight have a lovely time. 

Challenges:

Big hugs to you all, see you all soon.
Debs x

Wednesday, 12 February 2014

Baked with love

Hi all,

It's Midway reminder time over at Nutcrafters so there's still time to join in with us with our current challenge - ' A little bit of love.'

Here's a gift bag I decorated on Monday for the challenge:
I used: freebie papers,aplain giftbag, 'baked with love digital stamp' coloured with promarkers and spectrum noirs.


We'd love to see what you make and the lovely Nutcrafters teamies have made some lovely makes too, to inspire you.

Well I am on my way to Selby this morning, following hubby to drop his car off for an M.O.T.then a little look around and a few coffees will pass the time nicely.Maybe even a yummy late breakfast at Frankie and Benny's - I love their pancakes.... very naughty but nice.
Have a super day whatever you're up to.

Hugs Debs x

Saturday, 8 February 2014

Tag Time

Hi all,

Just a quick post today to tell you some news: 
Over at Nutcrafters the lovely Katie is having an amazing SALE!




I decided to use a Nutcrafters sentiment stamp set which I purchased over a year ago. I wanted to focus totally on the set below.I don't think it's in stock now.

The only extras I used were distress inks, buttons and twine.Hope you like it.There are so many wonderful stamps and digital stamps available so why not pop over and get yourself some bargains, and I mean bargains.

Challenges:
Have a lovely weekend my bloggy friends.

Hugs Debs x

Wednesday, 5 February 2014

Funky freebie and a chance to win...love, love, love

I know, 3 posts in 1 day.... 

Just a quick post to share with you the news that the lovely Anice is offering a funky freebie and the chance to win........the gorgeous Love love love download.Click here to find out how - it's so simple. There is a great short video of the download too.

I thought I'd have a play with the freebie paper and the download.Hope you likey!

The freebie is the zigzag backing paper.

Challenges:

That's all from me for today.Better get some jobs done instead of playing.

Love Debs x

Spots and stripes

I'm back again, with my post for Rubys Rainbow.

The theme this fortnight is 'Spots & stripes' chosen by the lovely Helen.So lets see all your lovely cards etc... The rest of the teamies have made some beautiful creations, so why not pop over and join in.

My card: freebie sentiment & butterflies stamped, freebie image that I coloured with promarkers and freebie papers - can't beat lots of freebies that I've had a while.

Challenges:

Have a super day lovely bloggy friends.

I have a question: I picked up a Cricut paper trimmer in Hobbycraft yesterday for £7.Has anyone got any opinions on paper trimmers? I needed a smaller trimmer as I have a brilliant XCut guillitine which I love.Is it worth opening or should I return it.

Hugs Debbie x

Love, love, love...

Morning,

It's challenge time over at Nutcrafters and the lovely Katie who is super talented and designs all the digital and stamp designs as well as running Nutcrafters has chosen the theme for this fortnights challenge:

'A little bit of Love'

So anything romantic, lovey-dovey or just simple friendship 


So lets see lots of love in your creations: 

Main prize.....to spend in the Nutcrafters store
Remember, you have to use a Nutcrafters image to win this prize
(there's freebies available here)

2nd prize.....2 digis or 1 stamp sheet of your choice from the store.
(subject to availability)

Challenges:

Thanks for popping by and visiting me. So what has everyone been up to? I had a lovely couple of hours with my Dad yesterday afternoon. I managed to actually get out and about at last - whoopie!!! I met him for a costa coffee - well it would be rude not to.... to give him his birthday cards for today:

'Happy Birthday Dad'
We had a right laugh and put the world to rights too.

Big hugs Debs x



Sunday, 2 February 2014

New Baby in the pink

It's Sunday!!!!

I've just had a quick play with my polkaddodles goodies and made a baby card. Such a cutie image.This was made from all my Polkadoodles left overs that I keep in a bag.


Apologies for the quick post today but I am reducing some of my new medication to try and have a normal few weeks till the next one I trial so I'm a little light headed and dizzy.

Challenges:

Don't forget to join in the blog hop in the sticky post above.Enjoy the rest of your weekend.
See you all soon.

Hugs Debs x